The Women’s Bioethics Project is pleased to announce the October 2008 bioethics bookclub selection: Immunity by well known bioethicist Lori Andrews. Like the heroine in her novel, Dr. Alex Blake, Andrews is multitalented. Trained as an attorney, she chaired the government panel charged with keeping an eye on the ethical, legal, and social implications of the Human Genome Project and has consulted with many policy-making bodies in the US and abroad. Her familiarity with the landscape of bioethical issues adds texture and depth to her novels—and Immunity is no exception. From Alex’s lab to the closed rooms of a killer’s mind, Immunity maps the perfect sequence for an infectious, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Be sure to check out the Immunity bioethics bookclub guide developed by bioethics blogger and researcher Sue Trinidad. The guide is designed to raise key ethical issues, provide important information on the science, and help you get in touch with your own moral compass. With a nod to the realities of many women’s lives, the questions are written in such a way that you can participate in the discussion even if you haven’t read the book. Have fun and let us know what you think.